College launches new online MSED in Ed Studies w/Concentration in Higher Ed Systems, Policy, Leadership

Starting in the Fall semester of 2024, the College of Education will launch a new master’s program in Educational Studies with a concentration in Higher Education Systems, Policy and Leadership.

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The master’s will focus on preparing leadership-ready graduates who challenge the status quo of PK-22 education both domestically and internationally. University employees may find this a great opportunity for professional development and growth.

This 30-credit degree leads to a non-licensure master’s concentration to engage students in critical thinking about PK-22 educational systems, leadership, and governance, and current issues and policies impacting the internal and external PK-22 educational environments. The program features the integration of select PK-22 and higher education courses that explore the cultural, historical, economic, and social factors present in contemporary education systems. It will also include course offerings in educational leadership, governance, policy, finance, law, and international education.

“We’re thrilled to offer this new non-licensure pathway for higher education professionals who might want to pursue leadership roles in student, academic, or financial affairs spaces, both internal and external to higher education institutions,” said Terron Phillips, clinical assistant professor of higher education. “Contemporary higher educational leadership requires the pairing of foundational field knowledge and skill with boldly innovative vision toward addressing difficult issues in the field; these are the tools with which we aim to equip our graduates.”

For a Fall 2024 start, the application deadline is June 1, 2024.



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